Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lake Training with Cayuga Lake Seido Karate at Myers Point in Lansing

Lake Training with Cayuga Lake Seido Karate at Myers Point in Lansing 


This was the biggest assemblage of students and families, that I have ever seen gather for Lake Training at CLSK. Every year this Lake Training gets bigger! This year, we had perfect weather. Sunny, warm but not sweltering. We had a live band and cheering fans.... okay, those were for the paddleboard races happening, but it was sure fun to hear rock n roll while doing kata.


For the first time, I attempted to use the Fuji XT1 as a "sports" camera. Also shot RAW+jpg. The images here are jpg SOOC (straight out of camera). I had been having all sorts of problems with my Fuji 55-200 lens... but now everything seems to be working perfectly! My only regret yesterday was not owning a waterproof camera/case. It would have been even more fun to be in the water RIGHT NEXT to everyone... getting splashed and not worrying one bit about getting wet. Maybe next year?




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jenny and Clinton's Wedding in PA


These are a few images from Jenny and Clinton's wedding last month. They are such a photogenic couple! Makes photographing a wedding seem easy.  Thank you both! Good luck in Montana. Watch out for those jackalopes.









Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stacked Up and Getting Ready


Over the past four months of photographing around NYC, I have been collecting ideas and inspiration... all building towards putting together an installation. As I look back over hundreds of images, what I am struck by is the range of themes. I have had such a wild experience shooting through different times of day, seasons, locations... all of that has made selecting images for final prints very difficult. There is so much that surprises me in these images... so much more that I want to see again and try to see through a different lens or a different time of day... all in hopes of finding that perfect shot.

As I begin the winnowing process, I am struck by how difficult it is to say one image is so much better than another. My feeling is that as the selection process continues, it will be more about pulling together a common thread. Finding that theme that rolls through all of my images. It is an exciting prospect while being simultaneously daunting in scope.